When the camera club planned a trip to the Catlin's in August I felt I needed to go. I hadn't been on a single camera club trip this year and the Catlin's is full of photography opportunities. Most of the places we visited on the trip, I hadn't actually been to which is shocking, given that it's all on our back doorstep. I already have plans to go back and explore some more.
I find landscape photography hard work. I can visualise portraits in my sleep but I find it hard to 'see' a good landscape photo so this trip was the perfect challenge for me and it wasn't too hard to be inspired by the beautiful scenery and sights. We started at Nugget Point, travelled through to Cannibal Bay & Long Point, spending the night at McLean Falls before heading home on Sunday via Colic Bay & Waipapa Point.
The weather was temperamental the whole trip but it added to the fun. While we were down at Long Point the wind whipped up and the sea spray looked incredible with the sun beaming down through the odd gap in the clouds.
This photo taken at McLean Falls would have to be my favourite from the weekend. I climbed out on to the slippery, moss covered rocks in the middle of the stream with my tripod to get this. I think it's definitely getting printed for my wall.
I'm definitely quite happy sticking to portraits but it was an awesome weekend and it was refreshing to take photos just for myself and to see some new places. Taking the time to breath in some fresh, sea air was pretty good for the soul too.
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